Monday, October 13, 2008

Dal Methi

Dal Methi (Serves 2-3)

1 medium bunch of methi leaves (cleaned, washed and finely chopped)
1 cup yellow moong dal
2-4 pods of garlic (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
a little jaggery
1 tsp goda masala
salt to taste

1.Wash the moong dal. Add sufficient amount of water and pressure cook it.
2.Pour the dal in a kadhai or pan. Add turmeric, red chilly powder, goda masala, jaggery and salt. Pour some water if necessary and simmer for a few minutes, till the masalas blend well with the dal.
3.Add the finely chopped methi leaves. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or so.
4.Heat ghee in a separate pan, add hing and finely chopped garlic. Saute the garlic till it become brown.
5.Add this tadka to the dal. Cover immediately.

Serve with hot rotis or rice.

Tip: If you do not want to use garlic for the tadka, cumin and mustard seeds can be used as an alternative.